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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smoked Baltic Porter. Aged in oak barrels for several months.

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BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 TAP at the Blue Nile (Minneapolis, MN) on 2.14.09. Pours a dark brown, not as smoky as some (like Left Hand Smoke Jumper). Smells/tastes like campfire with some beef jerky. Excellent.

3.9
DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle, from the reserve list at Stout Barrel House, shared with Parksy. Near black, brown head. Equal parts meaty smoke, sweet barrel traits, and chocolate, dark fruit undertones. Rich and complex. Excellent, but not worth the ridiculous price charged by this place.

3.9
alexsdad06 (10434) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma has rich caramelized malts, roast, and light smoke character. The flavor had roasted malts, caramel, smoke with a mild meaty quality as well. The smoked character grew as it warmed. Medium plus bodied and very smooth. I liked the drinkability of this and would welcome another bottle.

3.5
gnoff (10426) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 First rating
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, brown head. Sweet, smoke scent. Sweet, smoke taste. Metallic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
7/4/7/3/13=3.4

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Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Very dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, smoked scent. Malty, grainy, smoked taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/4/7/4/15=3.5

3.4
olio (10289) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Smoky and malty aroma, mild wooden notes also. smoky and malty flavor also, some fruity notes with hay on the finish. Decent.
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phaleslu (10274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by STLWill- thanks again, Will. Very cool label with thick light gray wax. Pours black, with some hints of brown around the edges and no head. Aroma of hickory-smoked wood, bacon, roasted malts, and dark fruits. The flavor picks up with more smoked wood, bacon, and roasted malts, and along with a lot of chocolate, dark fruits emerge- plums and figs- as well as notes of licorice, earth, and molasses. Not smoked as much as the Alaskan, and also very sweet. Medium-full bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a smoky, oily mouthfeel. Some alcohol present. Very cool smoked beer.

3.8
marcus (10231) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with a tiny beige head and a smoky aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor that sticks to the palate, and a dry slightly bitter finish. Great flavor for a lager and the smoke is not overwhelming.

3.7
deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 21, 2013
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with MrHangover, big thanks. Smokey aroma. Very thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Smokey aftertaste with a little sweetness.

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sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2010
Sampled this one @ CCB. This one is the perfect smoke beer with the right balance. Dark brown in color, light tan head. Smoked malts blend perfectly with the oak that at times might appear to be in hindsight. Not over the top, and a tad extra smoke would have been even better. Lot going on there, dark chocolate, roasted malts, oak flavors come mesh together adding to the smoked malts and occasional bacon-like goodness.

3.6
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 750mL courtesy of beeranddogs. Pour is clear, deep, cola brown looking deep cola brown in the glass with highlights. Really no head- some cola fizziness erupts and settles down wickedly fast. No retention. No lace. Aroma is not even smoky: instead there is something medicinal, black cherry soda, cherry juice box, a touch of briney Kalamata olives. As it warms a hint of smokiness comes through but is layered atop some alcohol notes. Taste is bit like burnt plastic, cola sweetness coming in for the rescue but only succeeding in making the beer taste like flat vanilla cherry Coke. Palate is fizzy, fairly thin. 12/12/2010 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

Tap at CK. Deep pour with a thinner tan head. Deep clear black ruby. Rich, smoked meat nose with heavy bacon. Aecht Schlenkerla style. Taste is thinner, lemon tart, nicely roasty. Thinner mouthfeel like a schwarzbier. Just a little bit too much tobacco and dirt and less oily bacon fat. Still quite nice.


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